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Success! Jacinta from Uganda raised $788 to fund a laparotomy for her gallstones.

Jacinta
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
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$0
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Fully funded
Jacinta's treatment was fully funded on January 28, 2022.

Photo of Jacinta post-operation

February 4, 2022

Jacinta underwent a successful laparotomy to remove gallstones.

Jacinta’s treatment was a success! She underwent a total cholecystectomy to ensure that her gallstones do not recur. Although this was her second operation, she is recovering well. As soon as she is fully recovered, Jacinta will be able to continue with her normal life, including running her hotel business to support her family.

Jacinta shared, “It is very comforting to know that I am out of this problem. Knowing that I am free from the pain I used to experience makes me very happy. I believe I will be back to my normal self soon, restart my small business and support my family.”

Jacinta's treatment was a success! She underwent a total cholecystectomy to ensure that her gallstones do not recur. Although this was her s...

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December 6, 2021

Jacinta is a 38-year-old woman. She’s the third born child in a family of four children, and has one child who is 15 years old. Jacinta is separated from her husband, and is the sole breadwinner of her family. She studied hotel management and was working in a big hotel, but unfortunately, she lost her job due to the pandemic. She now runs a small food kiosk to care for her family.

In 2015, Jacinta began experiencing pain in her upper abdomen. She was diagnosed with gallstones and a partial cholecystectomy was performed. However, last year, she began experiencing pain again, which is sometimes severe. After an ultrasound, she was diagnosed with gallstones again and admitted to the hospital with severe pain.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Jacinta receive treatment. On December 7th, she will undergo a laparotomy to remove the gallstones. If left untreated, she could experience complications such as inflammation of the gall bladder, or obstruction or infection of the bile duct. Now, she needs help raising $788 to fund her procedure and care.

Jacinta shared, “I am so worried this problem is back, but I know with surgery I will be okay. At this time, I am not able to raise the fees required and have not been able to get the national health coverage card. I request help so that with this treatment I can go back to my small business and at least be able to take care of my family.”

Jacinta is a 38-year-old woman. She's the third born child in a family of four children, and has one child who is 15 years old. Jacinta is s...

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Jacinta's Timeline

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jacinta was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jacinta received treatment at Nazareth Hospital in Kenya. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jacinta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jacinta's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jacinta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Jacinta's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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